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Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

The registration fee for this event will increase from $60 to $75 after October 3rd, so act fast!

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A critical component of serving individuals with developmental disabilities is ensuring their health and safety while also maximizing their independence and self-determination. Teams are challenged to identify the supports that will protect them from risk, but there are no easy answers or clear guidelines for these decisions. Decisions are often made to increase staffing levels in an attempt to minimize risk, even though increased staffing does not always equal greater protection. Understandably, team members have concerns about the potential for bad outcomes—especially when there is a court-appointed guardian who is responsible for making those decisions. These challenging decisions have been made even more complicated by unprecedented workforce shortages that limit the availability of staff to provide constant supervision and support.

To support team members in addressing these difficult situations, a group of stakeholders in Ohio’s DD system has developed a toolkit that compiles guidance and resources on assessing risk, identifying service and supervision needs, and considering technology options. The toolkit will be released at this APSI Institute, with presentations on each topic and practical examples for how it can be used to improve team decision-making for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Approved for 3 hours of DODD CPDs for adult services, investigative agents, service and support administration, and superintendents.

Speakers Include

Lisa Comes, Angela Gerding, Brian Hart,

Rachel Hayes, Kristen Henry, and Josh Young

Contact Jerilyn George at jerilyn.george@apsiohio.org with any questions or to make arrangements for registration invoicing.

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